yet another period drama tag

Thanks so much for tagging me, Maribeth!

And thank you for this lovely, informative screen shot.

1. What was the most recent period drama you watched? Share what you thought of it.

That would be ‘Risen’ (2016).  While I do have a couple issues with this film, it’s still soooo good and way better than most Christian movies I’ve seen.  The cast is incredible, as are the production values, script, and soundtrack.

2. Do you generally prefer period dramas in the form of a movie or a TV series/mini-series? Why?

Most of the period dramas I watch happen to be miniseries/TV shows, but I can’t say I prefer one format over another. (Unless it’s BBC Robin Hood.  Then, yes, TV shows forever and ever.)

3. What is your favorite musical period drama?

‘Newsies’ (1992).  LET’S SOAK ‘EM FOR CRUTCHIE! (Just as epic as “We’ve gotta get even with the Socs.  For Johnny.”)


4. Read the book first or watch the movie first?

Usually, I’d read the book first.  But if we’re talking period dramas based on as-yet-un-read works of Charles Dickens, I will always chose to watch the movie/miniseries first.  The book is so much easier to follow afterwards.

5. What is a valuable life lesson you learned from a period drama?

I don’t usually take life lessons from movies, so I don’t know. 😛

6. Which period drama hero would you be likely to fall in love with in real life?

Arthur Clennam is incredibly sweet, thoughtful, and kind and so he’s my choice. (At this moment in time, anyway.)


7. Do you ever like to binge-watch a period drama series?

Noooo.  Of course not.  Why would you even ask that? (The previous three sentences are meant to be read in a heavily sarcastic tone of voice.)

8. What things go best with watching a period drama?

My mom and sisters.  Besides them, I don’t have any pressing demands.

9. Which period drama do you think you would fit into best?

I didn’t know what to say, so I took a quiz and apparently I belong in ‘Downton Abbey’. *shrugs*


10. If you could have any period drama character for a best friend, who would it be? And why?

Basically any of the gang from BBC Robin Hood.  That would be so much fun.

11. Show us a picture of a period drama costume you wish you could wear in real life.

I don’t really fantasize about wearing clothes I see in movies/TV shows. (Except for that one shirt Iris wears in ‘The Flash’.  But that’s not a period drama.)

12. Are there any period dramas you like to watch during a particular season or holiday?

‘Little Women’ (1994) always gets pulled out during the winter months. ❤


13. Which period drama has your favorite soundtrack?

There are so many!  I really, really enjoy ‘The Theory of Everything’s soundtrack (though I haven’t seen it).  BBC Robin Hood’s music is great as well.  But, like I said, there are loads of great period drama soundtracks. (‘Titanic’, ‘North & South’, ‘The Four Feathers’, ‘Hugo’, ‘Sense & Sensibility’ [1995] and ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ also come to mind.)

14. Dream cast your favorite actor and actress in a period drama of your choosing; tell which parts they would play and why.

*groans*  My mind is drawing a near-total blank, guys.  All I can think of is Claire Foy as Fanny in a new adaption of Mansfield Park, but I think she’s rather too old by now.

15. Are there any period dramas you like more than one version of?

I was thinking about it, and…not really.  Usually there’s one adaption I like far better than the other (or others).


16. What are the top three period dramas that you haven’t seen on your to-watch list?

‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’ (2017), ‘Jane Eyre’ (2011), and ‘Belle’ (2013).

17. Show a picture of your favorite period drama hairstyle.

Don’t have one. 😛

18. What was your favorite wedding in a period drama?

DO YOU KNOW HOW HARD THIS IS?  I almost said Robin and Marian’s wedding, but that’s actually a big, fat nope.  Colonel Brandon and Marianne’s wedding in ‘Sense & Sensibility’ (1995) is about as close to perfect as you can get and I’m also partial to Arthur and Amy’s wedding (‘Little Dorrit’).


19. What is your favorite biographical period drama?

‘Saving Mr. Banks’ is quite special to me.

20. Which historical novel will you forever recommend to anyone and everyone?

Johnny Tremain.  Without question.

If you’ve watched any of the period dramas I’ve mentioned, feel free to snatch this tag for yourself!


11 thoughts on “yet another period drama tag

  1. I might have to snatch this tag for myself! It’s so fun! I love several of the movies you mentioned, and I feel exactly the same way about reading/watching Charles Dickens.


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